Kawagoe Town Day Excursion from Tokyo with Private guide

Day Trip

Sachimi K.

5.00(20) reviews
Saitama
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

Explore a town of history retaining the culture and aroma of Edo, so called "Koedo(Little Edo)" Kawagoe With a Private Guide.

Kawagoe is a town located in Saitama prefecture, about 50km northeast of Tokyo and a town retaining old atmosphere of Edo, Taisho and Showa period (16th to 20th century). It takes just about 30 min from Tokyo by train and is the perfect place for a day excursion to experience a contrasting change from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

Your hotel or JR Ikebukuro Station or Seibu Shinjuku station

09:00

Meet up at the agreed point

about 30 min train ride from JR Ikebukuro or Seibu Shinjuku to Kawagoe station

10:00

Kitain Temple

The must- see in Kawagoe, historically important temple and buildings. Also has nice garden which you can feel very relaxed atmosphere.

11:00

Kawagoe Castle Honmaru Goten

We can observe the model of the inside of the Edo period castle.

11:30

Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

Local guardian deity. The shrine is famous as the god for "good match".

12:30

Kurazukuri Zone (Kuranomachi Main street, Penny Candy lane, Time Bell Tower

The center of Kawagoe town and the highlight of the tour. We will have lunch and stroll around the streets, do shopping and eating.

16:00

Take train back to Tokyo

17:00

Finish the tour

Ending Point

JR Ikebukuro Station or Seibu Shinjuku Station

What to Expect

Visit Koedo Kawagoe, or little Edo. Kawagoe is small town that you can walk around.

You will find not only traditional Edo style houses, but also remains of Edo period, as well as Meiji, Tisho and Showa periods.

You would feel as if you slip back in time!!

We will walk the town either clockwise or anticlockwise, so that we can cover the main sightseeing spots, including Kitain Temple, Kawagoe Castle, Hikawa Shrine as well as Kurazukuri Zone where you can stroll around by visiting shops for souvenirs, Japanese sweets and Japanese traditional snacks.

So in one day, in addition to visit historical sites such as Kawagoe Castle, and Kitain Temple -where you could actually see the buildings and cultural assets from Edo period, you can also enjoy shopping and snacking while strolling at the Kurazukuri Street.

If it is too much to walk, we can also take city loop bus.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Transportation fee, lunch, entrance fee for your group and guide, hotel pick up

Shopping & eating

Important Information

- My available time is basically day time (i.e. 900-17:00), but please consult me if you wish otherwise. - I would recommend you to be covered by your own travel insurance as the tours are not included travel insurance.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

How much it would cost except for the tour fee?

Transportation - 2000 JPY

Kitain Temple - 400 JPY

Kawagoe Castle - 100 JPY

City loop bus (one ride) - 200 JPY

Lunch 1000JPY~ depending on your choice

And souvenirs, snacks, etc up to you

How long do we walk?

Basically, this is walking tour.

So please be ready to walk most of the time during the tour, but if you feel too much or tired, there is a choice to take city loop bus, too.

I recommend you to put comfortable shoes.

Kawagoe Station - Kitain -- 15 min walk

Kitain- Kawagoe Castle -- 15 min walk

Kawagoe Castle - Hikawa Shrine -- 10 min walk

Hikawa Shrine - Kurazukuri Zone -- 15 min walk

Kurazukuri Street - strolling around 1-2 hour walk

Back to Station

Reviews

William T.

Aug 24, 2021

Wonderful Tour

Our Shibamata and Anime custom tour was marvelous. Sachimi made our tour delightful as we did not know our way around Tokyo. She was able to take us exactly to the places we requested, and went the extra mile in explaining every aspect of the trip in great detail. As a tour guide she is one of the best we have ever experienced and the cost of the 7 hour tour was well worth it. Sachimi was so detail-oriented and planned out everything for us so we did not have any stress. She had great ideas as to where to take us, such as the Jujutsu Kaisen Cafe in Harajuku. It was a wonderful experience and Sachimi was kind enough to modify the trip for us when necessary, like changing the drop-off point at the last minute. She was kind enough to escort us to the clinic where we needed to get our PCR test to return to L.A., and we are so grateful for her kindness. I encourage anyone to try her tours as they will not be disappointed. Thank you Sachimi!

Sachimi K.

Hi, William-san, Sachiko-san, and Kana-chan. Thank you very much for your kind review. I also had a very good time with you, enjoying the tour myself, especially after a long interval of hosting the guests from overseas. I am also very happy to see Sachiko-san enjoyed Shibamata so much, and Kana-chan enjoyed Ikebukuro and Harajuku shopping. I hope to meet all of you again after the COVID restrictions are lifted. By that time, I wish you all happiness and health. Thanks again and best regards, Sachimi

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Adrian L.

Dec 20, 2019

A motherly presence

We went on an 8hr tour with 5 kids of all ages and everyone had a great time because Sachimi went overboard to make sure that the everyone's whim was catered for. What could have been a stressful experience turned out to be a wonderful, fun & culturally and historically educational tour. Make Sachimi your guide and you will have no worries.

Sachimi K.

Hi Adrian-san & family. Thank you very much for very warm review. It was lovely day to spend day with you at my favorite town, Kawagoe. I am so glad that everyone enjoyed the day, especially eating and shopping :) Please enjoy whole your stay in Japan for a month & lovely family get together. I wish to see you again in the future. best regards, sachimi

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Nancy K.

Nov 15, 2019

Tokyo city tour

She was great for showing us places not rushed. I could take a time to photograph places as I wanted( I’m an amateur photographer). My family (3) enjoyed her guided tour.

Sachimi K.

Hi, Nancy-san Thank you very much for your kind review. It was really nice meeting you all and I am happy you enjoyed the tour with me. Also I feel great that you could take photo as much as you like and hope you have many great photos of the day. Please enjoy all your stay in Tokyo and Kyoto! Also please come back to Japan again! Thank you and have a nice trip. best regards sachimi

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Vicki F.

Sep 30, 2019

Our one day tour of Kyoto highlightd

Sachimi was so lovely and taught us a great deal about Japanese culture. She showed us around Kyoto for the day and chose a wonderful restaurant for lunch. We would absolutely recommend her. We would definitely use her again as our guide.

$365/ per group

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